Macarthur FC are delighted to announce the extension of 21-year-old winger Lachlan Rose for a further two-years.
Scouted from NPL2 by the Macarthur FC football department, Rose has made the most of his opportunities since trialling with the A-League newcomers, securing a contract with the main A-League squad for the club’s debut season.
Named in the starting line-up for the club’s historic season opener against the Western Sydney Wanderers, the 21-year-old impressed from the opening whistle, looking dangerous and continually to provide threatening crosses into the box.
Since the opening match Rose has featured in all but two of the opening 10 A-League matches and quickly become a fan favourite, with Macarthur FC faithful embracing the youngsters rise and story from NPL to top-flight Australian football.
It has been a rapid upswing for the Bulls winger who revealed his goal at the start of the season was to just push for a spot in the club’s NPL program.
To be given an opportunity to play in the A-League is something I’m extremely grateful to Ante and the coaching staff for.”
“My original goal when I was given the chance to trial for Macarthur FC was to push for an NPL spot. To be given an opportunity to play in the A-League is something I’m extremely grateful to Ante and the coaching staff for.” Rose said.
“It is important for me continue to learn from the experienced players and coaches around me, asking questions and learning and gaining valuable knowledge.”
“I want to improve every day as a player and a person on and off the pitch. I’m glad I’ll be able to do this here at Macarthur.” Rose added.
Macarthur FC Head Coach Ante Milicic said:
“I’m pleased to have Lachlan’s future secured with the club.
“Lachlan is a promising footballer who is eager to learn and build on the foundations he has already set.
“It’s clear that he is an exciting player who can bring something different to a match. The key will be in his development and being around this environment with some of the experienced players in the squad will continue to be beneficial for him.”